he Jaguar E-type in which Pippa Middleton and her husband James Matthews departed the nuptials is the oldest surviving Series 1 Roadster, built in February 1961 and registered as 77 RW on the 24th of that month.
It is the two-seater open version of what has been described as the most beautiful car in the world, with a 3.8-litre straight-six under the bonnet developing 265bhp. It was also available as a fixed-head coupé (FHC).
According to the Jaguar Daimler Heritage Trust, 77 RW is owned by Mr Michael Kilgannon and is on permanent loan to the Trust.
The E-type caused a sensation on its debut at the Geneva motor show in March 1961, when one of the show cars was famously driven from the factory at Browns Lane in Coventry to Swizerland by Jaguar's famed test driver Norman Dewis.